February 23, 2016

Countless Computers Vulnerable to MouseJack Attack Through Wireless Mice and Keyboards

mousejack copyCountless wireless mice and keyboards can be hacked from 100 yards away leaving their host machines and the networks they are attached to open to malware, Bastille has discovered.

The problem, which is being called MouseJack, affects Amazon, Dell, Gigabyte, HP, Lenovo, Logitech and Microsoft products, the company says, and likely more vendorsâ gear that they havenât tested. Logitech alone shipped its billionth mouse in 2008, so the problem is widespread.

CERT-CC at Carnegie Mellon University issued an advisory about the vulnerability today.

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